Tuesday, October 29, 2013

peek a boo

anyone here?

I am stealing a second in the computer lab to update my blogs.. just in case I still have followers..

that is after wiping away the drool from the five seconds of sleep I got..
hope no one heard me snore..

still going to school. five days a week.
working. graves. five nights a week.
I'm tired.
I haven't had me time.
time to workout.
I have been able to do one crossfit class that our rec center offered every saturday for the last five weeks. only missing one or two..
but no time in between to do more workouts.
which I'm sad about.
my schedule will calm down soon. I hope.
it is super hard to get to the gym when you get four to five hours of sleep every other day.
I'm afraid I'll faceplant on a treadmill.
not worth it.

I will make more time soon though. I hope. To blog.
I miss it.
I miss you guys.
If your still here, that is.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, April 22, 2013

running

I made it to the gym yesterday after a crazy busy week..

had work. and school -clinicals to be exact. those are exhausting but so worth it!

I ran almost 5 miles. 4.85.. I just didn't have it in me to get that last .15
my back was screaming for me to stop.
I think it was the eight hours on my feet the day before.. I'm not used to it.

it will get better..


but I am signed up for lots of fun coming up.. so far

**maybe June 8 Dirty Dash

June 20-22 Ragnar

July 24th Handcart days half marathon


I'm so excited!! now if I can get my body to cooperate lol

I haven't really dedicated myself to an eating plan as of yet.. but I am going to have to do something. and fast!

any suggestions?
I am a vegetarian so no meat.. low carbs preferably..

I've tried doing paleo vegetarian.. it was doable, but hard. so maybe I can do that again. it did make me feel sooo much better and I did lose a little weight.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

sharing time

just a quicky..


sharing my new baby!
2011 Chevy Equinox.
the newest car I've ever had.
and we got the best deal ever!

I haven't really had time to get to the gym, with school and work and all..
but I am signing up to do a RAGNAR in June!! with my daughter eeee!! I'm soooo frekin excited!!

so I have to get running.. like now!
no excuses.. It's a long relay. no sleep, lots of running, lots of fun!



Monday, February 25, 2013

went to the gym

my girls and I went to the gym last night..

I soooo missed it!!

I have basically lost all my endurance and strength from my long period of lazyness, not working out and I didn't last long..

got a two mile run in.. very slowly..

got half an hour or so of some weight lifting in.. again.. very slowly..and weakly..

but I went

and I'm sore today!

holy shiz


I had a big salad for dinner.. I've been eating alot of salads
 mmmm love em..

I'm going to try to focus on getting back on the "low carb" plan again.
I mentioned to my rheumy last time I was in, some of my symptoms.. and he suggested celiac.. but I need to see my regular dr to be tested for that.. ugh.

makes sense though.


so.. that's my plan. It might take some time to get back into the swing of eating non processed foods again. I've been addicted to crap lately. so bad.

but I'm going to do it.

how is everyone doing  this week?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

update

I am alive!
I promise..

I have been busy.
I know.. lame excuse.

I hope I still have friends followers..

I am going back to school!

exciting.
scary.

yep.

but I will be getting back to the gym at some point in my life. I will still share it with you..

I have three blogs, so I am going to make yet another to forget to post on.. all about nursing school!!
woohoo..

when I get it up, I'll let ya know if you want to follow me there too..

I am going to make myself make time for my blogs.
promise!!

the move is over. the house is amazing.. I can breathe for a few..

how is everyone else out there?

Monday, January 14, 2013

abandonment?

do you think I've abandoned you?
well.. I think I did.

I am so sorry.
life just happened to take over.

the teenagers had drill team competitions that take alot of work and time
the youngest started a new school
our company got sold. so I won't have a job in 3-4 months..
we bought our house finally.
packed up.
moved in.
unpacked.


driving back and forth to work takes up alot of time, taking care of my family takes up alot of time..
I haven't had time to take care of me so much..

I gained about 20 pounds over the holidays.. I've managed to lose about ten of that so far.. yay!

but we took a tour of the new rec center yesterday and we loved it!!
the best parts:
my daughters can use the gym!
they can take the classes!
there is about double the amount of equipment available as the old rec center!!
it is huuuge!!
and the same price!
woohoo!!

so.. that's what's been happening.
now.. maybe with all that over, I can get back to normal life.
maybe

is anyone willing to pay for the crossfit memberships for me? it's pricey! holy crap. I really really want to do it, but can't justify it to the hubs paying that much. :(

how has everyone been doing?



Monday, November 19, 2012

Failing again

I've failed you.
again.

I forgot to update the challenge..

I am soooo sorry!

if anyone is still around..
I would love to keep going..
maybe?

I resisted pizza last night.. opted for a salad. and it was goood..
I felt so much better about myself after that..

so.
Monday.
let's go!

no more goofing around.

it's serious time!

I need to think about why I want to eat crap.
I know it is not good for me.
not at all.
so.
why do I do it?
I know I have no willpower. but why?
I am going to really dig deep inside myself this week and ask myself why I do what I do?
I know "real food" is better for my body.
so what's up with mindlessly eating junk?

my goals (yep there are two)
this week:
no junk.
none.
not even on Thanksgiving.
I need to break the cycle. and cold turkey (ha) will have to do. (I don't eat turkey lol)

and I am going to find the reason inside that I think that cookie or candy bar will make me feel better. It never does. It never tastes as good as I think it will.
so why bother?
why beat myself up over it, when I don't have to.

yes, it will be a bad week to start eating "real food" and by this, I mean.. as little processed food as possible. as little sugar and fake ingredients as possible. I know it won't be possible to do this 100% but as close as I can get, will make me happy. and my body happy.
I know this.

so.. if you are still along for the challenge..
you can pick one or both..
if neither of these make you comfortable.. you can pick you own hurdle to overcome :)
I'm easy like that!

have a great week!

Friday, November 2, 2012

teensy tiny change

Like .4 down.
eh
whatevs

It's been a stressful week.. that's why I haven't posted.
excuses, I know

but we just found out our company got sold to a huge company for a shit-ton of money. like over a billion dollars.
what?

so I may or may not have a job in a month or two.

Halloween didn't help.
we did not get one single trick or treator.
not one.
I was sad.
so sad.

we're seriously broke due to being scrambling to pay off the last of the bills to get qualified for our home.

my sis lives on Long Island. she still has no power. but her kids are safe and warm with the inlaws
she is doing pretty good. kept me updated so I didn't worry too much bout her.


stress?
pfft

what are ya gonna do?

I haven't really thought about the challenge, I apologize for that.

this week?

hmm..

I think I need to be more mindful about what I am putting in my mouth.
Halloween candy made me sick
treats made me sick
I need to stop making myself sick

I need to get back on my plan of no less processed food.
I truly feel better when I am not eating "fake" food.

I need to remember that!
every day.
every meal
every snack

I am going to make myself some lil reminders. on my phone, on my fridge, sticky notes.. you know. just so I don't forget I don't like feeling like poo.

so.
try to think about what you are actually eating.
is it going to make you feel good or bad?
is it going to fuel your body or just make your brain happy for a second?

Happy November!

Friday, October 26, 2012

UNCHANGED. AGAIN.

ok. seriously.
I know I'm not trying all that hard.
but no change?
at all?
pfft!
yes.
it is better than gaining.
but I need to LOSE weight. not keep it.
can someone just take it for me?
please?

pretty please?

fine.

this week.
I will focus on losing weight.
I haven't been all that focused on myself lately.
with buying the house. and getting ready for Halloween. and basketball games. and work.
my hair is falling out.
for reals.

I need to find myself again.
like inside.
and out.
cuz there's only one me.


so the challenge this week

make a conscious effort to control what you want your outcome to be.
whether it is to lose, maintain, eat better, exercise more.. etc..
pick one or two things to make a huge effort to work on.
and.
do it (them)

that's it.
easy peasy?

if it were.. we'd all be supermodels.

wanna see my soon to be kitchen?


 isn't it preeeetyyy?? :)
and just for fun.. the tree they included for us. cute huh?

Monday, October 22, 2012

No changes

I am sorry I haven't updated the challenge for the week..
I was so sick Friday I called in sick to work. I know. never happens.

just dizzy and nauseated all day.
it started Thursday night during a screening of Paranormal Activity 4 we got tickets too. maybe it was the butter on the popcorn. idk.

either way. I felt crappy.

but I had no changes in my weight. I guess that's good. no gains!

I got my Bountiful Baskets.. oooooh it had yummy stuff!!

lots of squashes.. I'm not exactly sure what to do with them. I've only ever had spaghetti squash..
what to do, what to do?

I know what to do with the pumpkins.. but the rest? no clue
I got kale.. pomegranates, pineapple, bananas, grapes, celery, tomatoes, some pear apple things.. and that big squashy thing back there.. lol
mmmm lots of smoothie goodies!

it was a great weekend..
we went with the drill team to see Thriller by local Odyssey Dance Theater.. it was awesome!

 my girls are the two on the right.. the youngest had to be in the pic lol
me n the hubs got to be in a pic for a change (left and right)

 the girls.. and a couple moms :)

we had a great time!
I wish I could have taken pics at the theater.. it was rockin with zomibes n monsters.. sooo cool!

we did get one pic with a zomb.. right before we went in.. it's a crappy pic lol

my breakfast today.. a smoothie :)
protein powder, banana, pineapple and half a pear. water and ice.. mmmmmm so good!
it's gone already lol


the skull cup behind it has a homemade coffee drink I made.. coffee, coconut milk and chocolate syrup. yumo!


enough with show n tell..

how is the challenge going for you??

I have been thinking of adding something new for this week..
we have: getting looooots of water, no snacking, unless it's fruit or veggies.. and now I think I need to add
dunn dunnn dunnnn

exercise!

that I already do pretty well..
but it has a twist.. of course!
do something you have never done.. or haven't done in a very long time.
try something new!
at least once this week
I may have a prize ready to go out to the best new exercise adventure!!

have fun and good luck!